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Cowardly Congress Kicks The Can Again

September 26, 2012

This is absolutely horrible.  The survival of this United States of America is being patched with duct tape, chewing gum and paper clips … Congressional Stop Gap Measures are NOT solutions,  they are political tools to avoid responsibility.  They are political tools to damage progress that corporations fear.  So, to avoid responsibility, the 112th Congress has passed the buck. 

Fiscal Year – is the accounting period for the federal government which begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2013 begins on October 1, 2012 and ends on September 30, 2013. Congress passes appropriations legislation to fund the government for every fiscal year.

What this congress does not want to do is help the American people.  They want Americans to suffer and blame it on our sitting president. 

The current President of the United States is a humanist.  The Republican Candidate for President is a well meaning person, who has been misguided and confused by corrupt political manipulators. The candidate for Vice-President was a rabid member of the Atlas Society. But, for this election season, Paul Ryan denies his love for Ayn Rand and her philosophies. “I reject her philosophy,” Ryan says firmly.  Paul Ryan And Ayn Rand’s Ideas: In The Hot Seat Again.

In 2005, Paul Ryan, called Medicare and Social Security “third party or socialist-based systems”, “a welfare transfer system”. He said he wants to privatize them in order to “break the back” of a “collectivist philosophy.”  On recently transcribed remarks from an audio recording, Ryan said his ideas and values were shaped by an extremist author who thought humanity must “reject the morality of altruism,” and that his opinions on monetary policy are guided by a fictional speech which says “the words ‘to make money’ hold the essence of human morality.”

Why the hell is Ayn Rand such a magnetic influence on corporate philosophy?  Ayn Rand launched the argument between individualism vs. collectivism, as it applies to Capitalism.  It is wonderful that a business can produce a product that others want or need.  That business deserves a margin of profit for their efforts.  But, that business does NOT have a moral endorsement to damage people through misinformation, producing hazardous products that reduce the quality of life for unintended victims.  Business does NOT have the moral right to spoil the future of our children by spoiling the environment, to the point that food and water cannot be used to survive.

So, COWARDLY Lawmakers put the ONUS on the next flock of lawmakers. We, that means all voting Americans, have failed to elect statesmen/women to represent our interests.  We have elected a bunch of arrogant corporate puppet idiots, who behave like playground bullies. We have been mesmerized by issues fed to us by corporations who use psychological science to distract us from reality.

This election season, will be decisive for the next decade and the future of America.  How old will your children be in 10 years? What kind of world are you preparing for them? The Corporate Agenda is, and always has been, profit. Now, at any cost to the consumer, voter, American citizen, is the subject of corporate manipulation for profit.

In business, politics is the art of getting things done and reaping the benefits; it provides the power to get things done against opposition, avoiding negative implications and often producing positive effects in the career for the doer. 

Our children are nothing more than target consumers for corporate profit goals. Anything and everything a company can do to influence the current generation and future generation, to buy or endorse their product, will be done.  Companies have endless resources to buy lawmakers who will nudge laws this way and that way to promote their profit agenda … and stake a foothold in future markets. The only competitor for American Corporate influence is the Illegal Drug Industry.  Yes, drug lords have endless disposable cash to smooth their way into lucrative markets in America and other countries.  Drug Lords cannot afford for certain drugs to be legalized.  That would injure their profit margin.  So, Drug Lords invest cash into American Politics and American Weapons industries to hedge their bets against inevitable drug busts.  That is good business practice.

If you don’t have children, then your neighbor’s children will be deciding how you spend your “golden years”.  Since our education system is so politicized and our children are being taught shallow commercial interests and religious interests, instead of life skills, your elder years will be nothing but corporate commercial support systems with an evangelical twist. Wow, you are going to have to fit into one of the acceptable categories of the moment in order to survive.  Your rights as a human will be determined by how much you can contribute to the corporate profit needs or which evangelical movement can count you among their flock.

Congress Adopts Stopgap Budget as Lawmakers Eye Campaigns

Congress adopted a stopgap budget measure to fund the federal government’s day-to-day operations before lawmakers adjourned to campaign for the Nov. 6 election.  The Senate voted 62-30 early today to clear legislation that would give most agencies a 0.6 percent budget increase after the start of the fiscal year until March 27, 2013.

Senate passes funding bill to avoid October 1 government shutdown

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A deeply divided and unproductive Congress wrapped up its final business before November’s elections early on Saturday as the U.S. Senate passed a stopgap measure to fund federal programs and avoid an October 1 government shutdown.  The 62-30 vote on the funding bill, which now moves to President Barack Obama’s desk to be signed into law, was delayed by days of partisan bickering over votes on unrelated measures aimed at boosting both Democrats’ and Republicans’ political fortunes.

US Congress passed deal to avert shutdown and begin campaign

Democrats and Republicans in the US Congress have agreed a compromise spending bill to avoid a government shutdown.  The 62-30 vote averts the possibility of US federal agencies shutting down because of a lack of guaranteed funding on 1 October.  The package must now be signed by President Barack Obama.

Ask a family who has had a loved one killed in action in the Persian Gulf what the real cost of cheap gas and oil is. Remember that every time you fill up your car or your furnace part of your tank was paid for with the blood of a fellow American who was someone’s son/daughter, husband/wife, father/mother.

Retail politics has hidden costs and caveats. We, the public, people, community experience the retail markup after the wholesalers and distributors get their cut of the profit.

WIKI: Retail is the sale of goods and services from individuals or businesses to the end-user.

WIKI: Wholesaling, jobbing, or distributing is defined as the sale of goods or merchandise to retailers, to industrial, commercial, institutional, or other professional business users, or to other wholesalers and related subordinated services.[1] In general, it is the sale of goods to anyone other than a standard consumer.

Corporate Politics:

What they say about corporate politics

  • In business, politics is the art of getting things done and reaping the benefits; it provides the power to get things done against opposition, avoiding negative implications and often producing positive effects in the career for the doer.
  • The informal, unwritten procedures for making things happen or not happen in an organization.
  • The unwritten and hardly ever spoken-out-loud norms of conducting oneself in order to successfully achieve one’s goals and be rewarded for the achievement.

What I say about corporate politics

  • Al the above is true.
  • It happens in any company, big or small.
  • It’s not too different from lobbies in “real” politics.
  • Don’t fool yourself: You do need to play the game.

The consumer in this process is the American Voter. If you resign yourself to the decisions of corporations, and if you fail to vote, you have NO right to complain.

Will whoever wins the US election find themselves with the unenviable task of overseeing the decline of the US?

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